History of the Ball Aptitude Battery

The Ball Aptitude Battery® is a the centerpiece instrument developed by The Ball Foundation. A major focus of our work through the years has been on the maintenance and evolution of this unique battery of assessments. Each incremental change to the battery or its delivery format requires additional research support to ensure that our high standards remain in place.

For ease of understanding, we’ve divided the chronology of the Ball Aptitude Battery into four distinct eras. It’s interesting to note that the history of the Ball Aptitude Battery development also corresponds with the development of emerging technologies. A driving purpose behind our work has been to make the Ball Aptitude Battery as accessible to as many people as possible in a variety of formats.

The history of the Ball Aptitude Battery® (BAB™) can be divided into four primary phases: